John Crisham represents clients in complex civil litigation and arbitration matters involving class actions, energy and environmental matters, commercial and business disputes, products liability and health care, and employment law.
He has briefed, argued, and won cases for clients at virtually every stage of litigation, including dispositive motions, class certification, trial, and appeal.
John has represented clients in more than 15 different states, before 10 different federal Courts of Appeal, and in the United States Supreme Court—including as counsel for the prevailing petitioners in Mutual Pharmaceutical Company v. Bartlett, 570 U.S. 472 (2013) and Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing, 564 U.S. 604 (2011), as counsel for an amicus curiae in Susan B. Anthony List, 573 U.S. 149 (2014), and as counsel at the certiorari and brief-in-opposition stages on behalf of dozens of corporations and other businesses in several other matters.
John has a particular experience in defending public and privately-held clients facing bet-the-company class certification cases, and in strategizing and winning cases involving high-stakes and complicated legal issues.
Before joining Greenberg Traurig, John was a litigation partner at an international law firm in Washington, D.C. and before that he served as a law clerk for Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.